Diane Kalas, Inspirational Historical Romance Author

“Hope deferred maketh the heart sick; but when the desire cometh, it is a tree of life.” Proverbs 13:12 (KJV)





Friday, March 15, 2013

19th CENTURY ETIQUETTE - CONSULTING THE COMFORT OF OTHERS & ATTENDING TO THE WANTS OF OTHERS


Diane's Antique Book Collection

TRAVELERS AND TRAVELING

Consulting the Comfort of Others.- In the cars you have no right to keep a window open for your accommodation, if the current of air thus produced annoys or endangers the health of another. There are a sufficient number of discomforts in traveling, at best, and it should be the aim of each passenger to lesson them as much as possible, and to cheerfully bear his own part. Life is a journey, and we are all fellow-travelers.

 Attending to the wants of others.- See everywhere and at all times that ladies and elderly people have their wants supplied before you think of your own. Nor is there need for unmanly haste and pushing in entering or leaving cars or boats. There is always time enough allowed for each passenger to enter in a gentlemanly manner and with a due regard to the rights of others.

            If, in riding in the street cars or crossing a ferry, your friend insists upon paying for you, permit him to do so without serious remonstrance. You can return the favor at some other time.

 Wells, A. M., Richard A., MANNERS, CULTURE AND DRESS, Massachusetts, King, Richardson & Company Publishers, 1893

 

1 comment:

Mocha with Linda said...

You've switched to Fridays!

I love this one. Applicable in so many areas today - consider others' needs instead of yours! It's such a foreign concept in our world today. Yet it's just what Philippians 2 talks about (consider others better than yourself/look to the needs of others.)